We Want To Hear From You!
OFC Creations c/o Summer Camps
P.O Box 26346
Rochester, NY 14626
Q: Any update due to COVID-19?
A: Like all area groups, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in our community. We have recently added a full "Fun and Safety Plan" detailing our precautions for camps, CLICK HERE to find out more. We're looking forward to a much needed artistically fun & safe summer!
Q: Will camp be inside or outside?
A: As we know from the state and health experts, outside is always best! We are committed to utilizing outside as MUCH as possible, even possibly a majority of camp! Camps at Kodak will also be using the giant gymnasium a majority of the time as a perfect space to spread out. On days with inclement weather, we will utilize our indoor studios and theatre. Bring sunscreen and water!
Q: What does a normal day at camp look like?
A: Each camp starts off on day one with introductions and "getting to know you" games to immediately start friendships and team building for the many days to come. The camp will be divided into smaller groups to learn a short song and dance for auditions. Later in the day, campers will audition for the directors by singing, acting, and dancing - ending with a read-through of the script. By day two, all campers will know which roles they are playing and jump into learning the show! Campers will stay actively engaged the entire camp day with a few short snack breaks and a longer lunch break. Week two, campers will move to the stage and begin preparing for performances.
Q: What will the kids do for lunch?
A: We take a short 30-minute break for lunch each day. We ask campers to bring a bagged lunch with them, please be sensitive to food allergies (no nuts please). Our Snack Shack will be open before camp, after camp, and at lunch for campers to purchase candy, chips, and beverages. Unfortunately this summer we will not be running Food Truck Fridays due to COVID-19.Additional special snack opportunities will be announced as we get closer to camps.
Q: Does my child need to prepare anything for auditions?
A: Nope! We will teach them a short song and dance from the show on day one when they arrive. We just ask that they are familiar with the show (watch the movie or on Youtube). However, you can attend one of our Audition Workshops by CLICKING HERE
Q: I notice some instructors have changed since camps were first announced, why is that?
A: Our team loves to announce camps as early as possible, usually in December! Almost every year we have some instructors that need to swap out camps due to unforeseen conflicts. This year we specifically asked instructors from out of town to step down for this year to limit bringing or taking COVID-19 with them. All of our teaching artists are fantastic and we're sure you'll love meeting new instructors as well as connecting with old ones!
Q: If there are auditions, is it possible my child won't be in the show?
A: Every camper who registers for camp will automatically be in the show. There are no cuts in our program. Auditions are to determine who is playing which parts. Everyone will be on stage several times throughout the show, no matter which role(s) they receive, and this year - everyone will have bigger parts!
Q: Is 9AM-3PM too long for my child to be in camp for rehearsals?
A: We have found that the 9AM-1PM time frame for the Pint Sized campers, and 9AM-3PM for the Kid and Teen campers is the perfect amount of time to have fun while putting together a quality production. We will take breaks during the day, and when weather permits, we will even take the campers outside for fresh air.
Q: Are there refunds on tuition?
A: Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds on camp payments or deposits. However, you may put down a deposit for camp by calling or emailing us. Remaining balances must be paid by April 15th, 2020. New registrations for OFC programs as of July 1st are nonrefundable and nontransferable. If the Finger Lakes Region takes a step back due to COVID-19 and is no longer in Phase 4, OFC will reassess upcoming programs and offer options to enrolled families.
Q: Are there cap sizes on camps?
A: Yes. Each camp is a little different based on location and stage as well as age of the students. We do expect to fill quickly, so reserve your spot today!
Q: I have to be at work before 9AM (or) I don't get of work until 5PM. What do I do?
A: We offer a Before-Care and After-Care program for campers who need to be dropped off early or need to stay past 3PM. Click HERE for more details.
Q: Is camp tuition, tickets, or other purchases with OFC tax deductible?
A: Unfortunately normally our offerings are not tax deductible. However, you should check with your accountant to double check. We can provide registration receipts on request.
Q: Do you offer financial aid or scholarships?
A: OFC has a limited quantity of scholarships available for summer 2020, and we are committed to making the arts available to everyone - no matter the financial situation. To apply for an OFC Scholarship please CLICK HERE